Oklahoma State, newly minted with its highest Associated Press ranking in program history (No. 8), now enters one of its more intriguing weeks of the season.
A Sunday matinee contest against Big 12 heavyweight Baylor looms. But first, the 16-1 Cowgirls travel to Kansas to face a team that just stunned Baylor, 76-60, on Sunday.
Here are three things to keep an eye on as OSU and Kansas square off.
1. The Baylor effect
With former superstar Brittney Griner now in the WNBA, Baylor is no longer the surefire top dog in the Big 12. Sunday's loss could prove the Lady Bears are actually quite vulnerable.
But those dates with Baylor are still notable on every opponent's schedule.
Following a gigantic win, are the Jayhawks primed for a letdown? Will the Cowgirls look ahead to Sunday's big matchup? It will be interesting to see how each team emotionally handles Wednesday's contest.
2. Has Liz Donohoe officially snapped out of her slump?
Following a cold shooting start to conference play, Donohoe keyed the Cowgirls' burst out of halftime Saturday to quickly put Texas Tech away.
She scored all of her 10 points in the first seven minutes after intermission, including a pair of her signature 3-pointers from the wing. She also added 13 rebounds, five assists and two steals to impact the game even when her shot wasn't falling
As the Cowgirls get into the thick of conference play, they will need Donohoe to be consistent. She can start that trend in Lawrence.
3. Tiffany Bias' final homecoming
How will the Cowgirls' sparkplug point guard fare in the final game in her home state in her career?
The Andover, Kan., product has a chance to reach a major milestone, as she is 10 assists away from matching Andrea Riley for first place on OSU's all-time list (707).
Bias is coming off a Texas Tech performance where she tallied nine points, seven assists, four steals, three rebounds and just one turnover despite injuring her wrist in the first half on a hard fall to the floor on a drive to the basket.
OSU freshman forward Katelyn Loecker is also from Kansas.